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  October 4th - October 29th, 2004

DM Contemporary is pleased to present the work of Linda Cummings in an exhibition entitled: “Meditations on Absence”. Linda Cummings was born in Valley Forge, PA. She received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and her MFA from Mason Gross College of Art at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Cummings presently lives and works in New York City and teaches at the International Center of Photography.

The tragic events of 9/11 provided a new context for Cummings’ photographic meditations on absence. In her earlier work, she depicted absence of the female presence through the gesture of an empty slip tossed into the air within highly gendered public spaces. In a later series, the empty slip is seen hovering and floating through natural settings, such as tidal rivers and marsh lands.

In her newest work, it is the artist, herself, who is lifted, hurled, or floating through space. Her photographs capture the experience of being transported through time and space inside a plane, a subway, or a ferryboat. Through the camera’s “eye”, she ponders and memorializes the changed world around her. The resulting black and white photo sequences from “Meditations on Absence” reveal fragments, impressions and a series of fleeting images that record this emotional journey as seen from the air, the sea, and underground.

Cummings’ photographs have been exhibited extensively in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program. Cummings also participated in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of Art. Cummings’ work is included in many private and museum collections, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Museo Nazionale della Fotographia de Brescia, Brescia, Italy; and Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland.

There will be a private reception on Sunday, October 3rd, after which the exhibition will be open to the public by appointment starting October 4th. For further information please contact the gallery by phone (516) 922-3552, or email:

DM Contemporary, Box 263 Mill Neck New York 11765 TEL: 516 922 3552